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Roman Britain novels - a survey
Hi Lilian
What a good idea.
I'll start the list with Rosemary Sutcliff's trilogy "The Eagle of the Ninth", "The Silver Branch" and "The Lantern Bearers". They were written for children but I have enjoyed re-reading them recently. There was nothing jarringly inaccurate about them and they were a jolly good read. I believe a film of "The Eagle of the Ninth" is due to be released soon.
The other novel that comes to mind is "Roman Eagle, Celtic Hawk" by Ernest Alfred Gray. It was set in the earliest years of Roman Britain and, having been written in 1957, may not be historically accurate by today's standards. Unfortunately there aren't many copies about at the moment. I sold mine some time ago, but I did enjoy reading it.
I'm looking forward to seeing your complete list.
Helen